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American Cancer Society’s A Taste of Hope To Honor Hartford HealthCare’s Elliot Joseph

American Cancer

The American Cancer Society’s A Taste of Hope, an evening of wine tastings, food pairings, and philanthropy, is set to take place Thursday, November 7 at 6 p.m. at The Society Room in Hartford.

Greater Hartford residents, business professionals, and leaders are invited to attend a memorable evening and special presentation honoring Elliot Joseph, chief executive officer of Hartford HealthCare, for his commitment to the fight against cancer and role in improving access to care for cancer patients throughout Connecticut.

The event will also feature the unique live auction experience, Hands Up For Hope. Proceeds from this auction will benefit local American Cancer Society’s patient programs and services including free transportation for patients at risk of missing lifesaving appointments at area cancer centers and free or reduced-cost lodging for residents traveling out of state for treatment.

For more information, to purchase tickets, or to learn more about sponsorship opportunities, please call Heather Byron at 203-379-4873 or email

About Elliot T. Joseph, Chief Executive Officer, Hartford HealthCare

Mr. Joseph is a seasoned senior executive with over 25 years of CEO experience. Currently, he is the CEO of Hartford HealthCare (HHC) a fully integrated healthcare delivery system. 

Mr. Joseph has a demonstrated track record of driving revenue and margin growth through expansion of product/service lines, new market development and enhanced productivity. Throughout his tenure he has successfully completed numerous mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic partnerships with best in class segment market leaders. These partnerships include HHC becoming the charter member in Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Cancer Alliance to drive access to world class cancer care and research. Today, HHC is the market share leader in virtually every business segment within their portfolio including home care, behavioral health, in-patient services, urgent and ambulatory care and physician services.

Under Mr. Joseph’s leadership, HHC is leading the transformation of health care delivery through a focus on consumerism and innovation including telehealth; digital analytics partnerships with GE and MIT and The Center for Education Simulation and Innovation. HHC is now launching a new Medicare Advantage product in partnership with Tufts Health Plan.

During his tenure, HHC has grown from approximately $1.0 billion in net revenue (FY2008) to projected $4.0 billion (FY2020). Total net assets have increased from $1.5 billion (2015) to $2.4 billion (2018). The HHC at Home business line has grown to $130 million in annual revenue while the HHC Medical Group now employs over 500 providers.

Mr. Joseph is currently a member of the American Cancer Society’s CEOs Against Cancer chapter in New England.  CEOs Against Cancer is a powerful group of executives committed to saving lives and improving their company's bottom line. CEOs from the world's top companies are uniting to change the course of cancer to leverage the collective knowledge, power, and resources of the American Cancer Society.

Over his 25 years of CEO experience, Mr. Joseph has served on boards and understands excellence in governance. During his tenure at HHC he has dramatically and successfully transformed his board into a best practice structure/process to stay ahead of industry disruption and transformation. He has served on many boards including: American Hospital Association Systems Council, Greater New York Hospital Association, GNYHA Ventures Company, Griffith Leadership Center Advisory Board at the University of Michigan, The Connecticut Hospital Association (member of the Executive Committee and chair of the Finance Committee), Hartford HealthCare Indemnity Services Captive Insurance (Board Chair), Health Insights and The Bushnell Performing Arts Center.

He holds a Master of Health Services Administration from the University of Michigan; Wharton School CEO Program for Healthcare Leadership; Bachelor of Arts from the State University of New York in Binghamton.

About the American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society is a global grassroots force of 1.5 million volunteers dedicated to saving lives, celebrating lives, and leading the fight for a world without cancer. From breakthrough research, to free lodging near treatment, a 24/7/365 live helpline, free rides to treatment, and convening powerful activists to create awareness and impact, the Society is the only organization attacking cancer from every angle. For more information go to